High As the Heav'ns Above the Ground

High as the heav'ns above the ground

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 13 hymnals

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High as the heav'ns above the ground
Reigns the Creator, God;
Wide as the whole creation's bound
Extends his awful rod.

Let princes of exalted state
To him ascribe their crown,
Render their homage at his feet,
And east their glories down.

Know that his kingdom is supreme,
Your lofty thoughts are vain;
He calls you gods, that awful name,
But ye must die like men.

Then let the sovereigns of the globe
Not dare to vex the just;
He puts on vengeance like a robe,
And treads the worms to dust.

Ye judges of the earth, be wise,
And think of heav'n with fear;
The meanest saint that you despise
Has an avenger there.

The Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts

Author: Isaac Watts

Isaac Watts was the son of a schoolmaster, and was born in Southampton, July 17, 1674. He is said to have shown remarkable precocity in childhood, beginning the study of Latin, in his fourth year, and writing respectable verses at the age of seven. At the age of sixteen, he went to London to study in the Academy of the Rev. Thomas Rowe, an Independent minister. In 1698, he became assistant minister of the Independent Church, Berry St., London. In 1702, he became pastor. In 1712, he accepted an invitation to visit Sir Thomas Abney, at his residence of Abney Park, and at Sir Thomas' pressing request, made it his home for the remainder of his life. It was a residence most favourable for his health, and for the prosecution of his literary… Go to person page >

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First Line: High as the heav'ns above the ground
Title: High As the Heav'ns Above the Ground
Author: Isaac Watts
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English

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Church Harmonies: a collection of hymns and tunes for the use of Congregations #202

Hymns and Songs for the Friends of Freedom #d11

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Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, The #II.115

The Christian Psalter #d213

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The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #22

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The Psalms of David: imitated in the language of the New Testament, and applied to the Christian state and worship (27th ed.) #II.CXV

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